Outdoor Calendar (week of January 17, 2018)

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Saturday, January 20

PRESQUE ISLE: Chewonki Traveling Natural History Program: Owls of Maine. noon-1:30 p.m. at Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library, 39 Second Street. Live owl presentation with an educator/handler; participants learn about owls in Maine and have a rare opportunity to see live owls up close. Contact Turner Memorial Library (207-764-2572) or visit www.pimainelibrary.org FMI

Thursday, January 25

FORT FAIRFIELD: Fort Fairfield Public Library Family Story Time: Backyard Birds. 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the library, 339 Main St. in Fort Fairfield. Winter can be a surprisingly good time to observe birds. Explore local birds, winter migrations, snacks for feathered friends through story, craft, more. Cost: free/families with children ages newborn to 5 years. Contact Dianna Leighton at (207-472-3880) or dleighton@fortfairfield.org FMI

Saturday, January 27 and Sunday, January 28

SINCLAIR: 13th Annual Long Lake Ice Fishing Derby. Maine’s largest cash prize ice fishing derby; $17,000 in cash prizes. Derby Waters: Long, Cross, St. Froid, Square, Eagle, Glazier, Beau, Portage lakes, Carr Pond, St. John River. Registration: at Long Lake Sporting Club, 48 Sinclair Rd. Proceeds benefit Paradis Cancer Fund. Visit www.stagatha.com/derby FMI

Sunday, January 28

PRESQUE ISLE: Quoggy Jo TAMC Youth Ski Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Quoggy Jo Ski Center, 420 Fort Rd. Now is your chance to see what all the buzz is about at this little hill. Cost: $5/person. Rentals: $5/person while supplies last. Lessons: free. Contact Quoggy Jo (207-540-1496) or visit www.skiquoggyjo.org FMI

Ongoing Programs:

PRESQUE ISLE: County Strides Running Group. Sundays; 10 a.m. at various locations. Open to all abilities; be ready for an easy run of 30-45 minutes, and bring friends. Visit County Strides at www.facebook.com/groups/447181508818122 FMI

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